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Nadia Zywina

Nadia Zywina
LGBT+

Ditch the Uniform: We Need To Leave Police Out of Pride

On June 28, 1969, the New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a known gay club. Homosexuality and cross dressing were illegal at that time, so with a warrant the police entered the club, hauling patrons and employees out of the building. Instead of dispersing into the night, patrons and neighbors stood outside the bar and would do so for 6 days in protest of police harassment of the LGBT community. Three years prior

International

New Zealand Terrorist Attack Proves White Nationalism Is A Growing Threat

Two Mosques were hit in a deadly terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday, March 15, leaving 50 people dead and more than 40 injured.   One gunman has been charged and is said to have acted alone in the massacre. However, one other suspect has been charged with inciting racial hatred and another faces firearms charges. The name of the shooter has been released but I have decided not to include it in

Mental Health

My Weight Loss Journey Turned Into A Deadly Eating Disorder

When I was eight years old, my best friend told me I’d never be a ballerina. She pointed at my belly and said, “My instructor would make you do push-ups until you lost all that weight.” That year, I went on my first diet and my family bought Wii Fit, as the rest of them wanted to lose weight too. However, true weight loss never occurred to me until I reached 10th grade, when I started

Real Life

“We Do Not Consent”: A Look Inside the Ontario High School Protests

In response to this viral photo, hundreds of schools across Ontario took part in a walk-out protest on Friday, September 21. In August, Ontario Premier Doug Ford decided to scrap the 2015 sex education curriculum in favor of a version identical to the one in 1998. As opposed to the 2015 curriculum, there will be no mention of sexting, staying safe online, or scientific names for genitalia. As well, there will be limited teachings about consent,

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